Tyneside Women’s Health
What We Offer
About Us
• The organisation was formed in 1985, and is
based at Half Moon Lane, Gateshead with an
additional Centre in Byker, Newcastle
• Provides a range of mental health support for
women
• All staff, volunteers and service users are
women
Services
• Courses to improve mental health coping
strategies
• Ongoing support groups for women e.g. women
with enduring mental health issues, older
women and women from black and minority
ethnic communities
• A counselling service
Services Cont’d
• Therapeutic activities such as craft and singing
• A wide range of support for women to progress
e.g. education, training and employment
• Opportunities for service user involvement
• Participation in community forums and anti
stigma work
Accessing our Services
• Open access – welcome sessions on a weekly
basis
• A worker sees each new woman on a one to one
basis, to discuss the woman’s needs and outline
available services
• Referrals can be taken from any source
including self referrals
Advantages of a Women Only Space
• Friendly and safe space
• No fear – particularly if the service user has
been the victim of abuse
• All women as equal
• Shared experiences of women and as women
• Peer support
The Participants
• 482 active service users in 13/14 which represents an
increase on the previous year
• 35% were first time service users.
•54% were Gateshead residents, 38% were Newcastle
residents, 7% were from the surrounding areas and 1% were
North Tyneside residents.
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• Needs expressed at first one to one
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81% experienced depression
76% experienced anxiety
78% were low in confidence
58% experienced stress
58% reported feeling Ionely
57% reported having sleep problems
30% disclosed having been experienced domestic abuse
21% are referred by mental health services
• Positive Feedback from service users & referrers
Quotes
The group I attend
are all friendly
people and feel like
a family group
TWH has been a god send
to me for my emotional,
physical and social well
being
I have made new friends
and gained additional
support from my peers and
facilitator. I have enjoyed a
wide variety of activities
Coming to TWH has
helped me in my journey
for my future wellbeing
Feel lucky to
have TWH in
my area
A focus on Wellbeing & Recovery
• Recovery focussed practice
• Progression support
• Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) to
promote:
 Wellbeing
 Personal Responsibility
For Further Info
• Visit our website
www.tynesidewomenshealth.org.uk
• Give us a call on 0191 4777898
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